September 2017 Mailing

Dear Partner,

Listen to these words from the Holy Spirit… God wants you to have a better life!

You may say, “Who, me? A better life for me?” Yes, that is exactly what I said. God wants YOU to have a better life.

No matter where you are or where you are going in life No matter who you are or what has, or has not, happened in your past, God wants you to have a better life. Let that sink in…

A better life is a closer relationship with the Lord (John 17:3).

A better life is all the abundance that He has for you, according to 3 John 2.

A better life is experiencing the power of the Holy Spirit.

A better life is receiving miracles of healing so that you are walking in health.

A better life is getting your needs met in every area of your life.

All of this is part of the better life that God wants you to have. I am talking about miracles. In fact, the road to a better life is paved with miracles.

Why is your having a better life so important? Because without it, you will never be able to accomplish and complete all God has for you. You will never be able to fully do Greater Works in His name, according to John 14:12.

You see, we were not made to be merely spectators. God made us for an active and meaningful relationship with Him, and He also made us to take that relationship to others wherever we go. I am talking about being a witness of Jesus Christ, our soon coming King.

Believe me… We are living in the end times. Just look at the headlines of any newspaper or turn on your TV news or go online. The world is getting darker and darker. The apostasy the Bible speaks of in the New Testament is happening right before our eyes.

Apostasy is a falling away from the things of the spirit. Most people are not thinking about God at all, except to use His name as a swear word. They are going merrily on their way, living their lives without a thought of some meaning or purpose to life. They really don’t believe that there is a hell to shun and a heaven to gain.

Today, there are millions of people who call themselves Christians who do not believe there is a devil in the world. They do not believe that God actually kicked him out of heaven with one-third of the angels and that they are now here as demon spirits helping their master, satan, with the express mission of stealing from, killing, and destroying peoples’ lives. And just like the lions in Africa, who go on the prowl at nighttime, the devil loves the darkness so that he can sneak up and attack people with sickness, disease, fear, doubt, and put questions in their minds about whether or not God Himself even exists.

But… think about it… While it’s true that one-third of the angels fell to the earth with satan, that leaves two-thirds of the angels who did not fall and are on the side of the Lord! That means that they are on your side and they are on my side. Hebrews 1:14 tells us that the angels are ministering spirits for us. And listen to this… You didn’t lose your guardian angel just because you grew up!

Oh yes, my friend, make no mistake about it… We are living in the end times, but remember, the Bible says where sin abounds, grace (God’s unmerited favor), abounds even more (Romans 5:20). God is a good God, and He loves you and me as His children. He gave us His own Son to pay the ransom for our sin and shame.

Jesus took the stripes on His back for our healing and deliverance. He is the resurrection and the life. He, Jesus Christ, says to us, “Because I live, you shall live also” — and desires for us a life that is abundant, eternal and everlasting.

And now we live with Christ at the center of our lives, and we are rooted and grounded in Him who is our rock, sword, and shield…the author and finisher of our faith. And because of that, God wants you to have a better life.

But a better life isn’t just for you and me to keep and hold on to. No, no, no! God blesses us with a better life so that we, in turn, can bless others. When we sow seeds of faith, through whatever means we have… our time, our resources, our talents…we are continuing God’s cycle of seed-time and harvest…sowing and reaping. That’s what the Greater Works vision is all about. Right now, we have the opportunity to get this message out to a world that is crying, sighing and dying without God, and without his Son.

Our greatest hope is the spirit-filled pastors around the world… pastors of churches large and small, pastors who preach in nice facilities and pastors who preach in huts or tents or under tin roofs. Part of their dream is to tell people that God wants them to have a better life. But many in underdeveloped nations are not well-equipped for the job. Many have never had any real ministry training. And they are struggling to do what God has called them to do. This is where this ministry comes in.

Not only am I here to pray for and minister to you personally, but this healing ministry is called to a Greater Works Vision to train and equip believers, leaders, and pastors to reach out to their world (where you and I may not be able to physically go) in these end times. You and I are partners in this global outreach.

As a follower of Jesus, you, as well as I and this ministry, are to go into all the world with the saving, healing, delivering message of Jesus. That means your home, your backyard, your community, the people you meet, and… into the nations of this world. All of these places are our “mission fields”.

Partner, you and I are part of a team, you—and your part in it—are very important. All that is accomplished for God through this ministry, we do together, as a team.

I am sure you remember the outreach we had earlier this year in Ghana, West Africa. For three days, I ministered to 300 indigenous pastors who minister in the bush, the jungle, the deserts of Africa — all serving God wholeheartedly with little to no Bible school training.

At the end of my three days of ministry to these 300 precious ministry leaders, I laid hands on them and anointed them with oil and ordained them under the umbrella of the Oral Roberts Ministries. Then I sent them back to their villages with our specially developed Greater Works tablet with all the resources of this ministry on it to give them help in the ways they need it most. The testimonies have been coming in each week:

Chris writes: “Thank you, Dr. Roberts. Your tablet has empowered me to gain more knowledge and insight into the Bible, especially with your commentary. It has gotten me closer to God. It is the greatest gift I have ever had and with it, I have been able to win and disciple six souls! I’m forever grateful!”

“Glory be to God for giving Dr. Roberts such an innovative idea. The ministry material is like a whole library for this village. Before coming to the program, I started a church in a small village nearby. After the program, I can tell you I have 15 people who have given their lives to Christ, and we are preparing to baptize them this month. Courage to pray for the sick has increased.” —Pastor Samuel

And this came to us from Rev. Moses: “Thank you for choosing me and my ministry to be a part of this Greater Works project. The tablets and the messages on it are really helping me understand the ministry better and better each day. So far, we have had 3 salvations and 4 healings take place! Thank God!”

Wow! I tell you, the Greater Works Vision is touching lives! In the next six months, I will be traveling to central India where there are 1,200 pastors and leaders waiting for me to do what I did in Ghana. Listen to that, 1,200 ministers and leaders! Partner, with the help of my friends and partners like you, I will be giving each one a Greater Works tablet to grow their ministry and to equip them to tell people that God wants them to have a better life and how to walk in His power daily.

And, in just a matter of days, I will be in northern Canada, just below the Arctic Circle. I am taking tablets to rural pastors in the frozen north to help them strengthen their ministries. I will spend two days teaching and ministering to them. Like so many others around the world, most of these pastors in the Arctic don’t have any access to the internet. And as I said, they have had very little ministry training, if any.

But let’s get back to you…You and all my other partners are the heartbeat of this ministry. Without you, your prayers and your seeds each and every month, none of this would be possible. And even though it looks dark out there in the world, there is a light to dispel the darkness, and that is the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Son of the Living God.

Together, you and I can make a real difference in the lives of people around the world. Together, we can be the witness that the Bible says we are to be. Together, we can help bring in the end-time harvest of souls unto the Lord, just like the Bible says. So let me thank you in advance for the seed you lovingly sow this month and every month.

And speaking of your seed, I have something very special for you this month. It is a brand new, 2-CD set from my wife, Lindsay, and me. Our messages, God Wants You to Have a Better Life and The Four R’s on the Path to a Better Life, are powerful and carry the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

This new CD set is right in the middle of God’s timing, and it is especially for you. For your best seed faith gift this month, I will send it to you, FREE, just as soon as possible. It is here and it’s ready to go out in the mail. Please join me in sharing this timely message with your family and friends. Invite them to listen with you or tell them to go online and request their own personal copy.

Thank you again for every seed you sow. Believe me, it is so important because I can’t do it alone. I must have help from my partners and friends.

May the God of peace and prosperity bless you and keep you in every area of your life.

Your partner for A BETTER LIFE in Christ,

Richard

PS. Don’t ever forget… As my partner, you are an important part of this healing ministry. I need you on my team! And together, we can help bring in the end-time harvest of souls, just as our Lord said.

When you return your Prayer and Praise Sheet to me this month, I will send you the brand-new, hot-off-the-press, 2-CD set “God Wants You to Have a Better Life.” It’s two separate messages, one from me and one from Lindsay, recorded just for you, to show you from God’s Word that He really does want you to have a better life… And we tell you how to get it! I believe it will be a tremendous blessing in your life.